Friday, 4 December 2009

Recent Flooding Devastates Cumbria


I don't think that there's a single corner of the country that won't have seen by now the distressing plight of the people of cumbria over the last month.

It's a clear indication of the impact of climate change, in 2005 cumbria was devestated by the worst floods in living memory. This disaster was thought to be a 'one in a lifetime' event, something Cumbrians would never experience again in their living memory.

The record breaking levels of rain experienced across cumbria over the last week have certainly shattered that illusion. When 314mm of rain fell in 24 hours on 19/11, the impact was felt not just locally, but nationally and even globally.

The Cumbria Community Foundation has set up the Cumbria Flood Recovery Appeal, a fund to help those that have lost everything to the floods start to rebuild their lives again. If you would like to do something to help the people of Cumbria through this tragedy you can make a donation online to the fund or ring 01900 825760 to contribute.

Anything you can spare will be sure to make a significant difference to the people of Cumbria, significant numbers of whom will be living in shelters this christmas.


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